The Best 100 Free Apps For Libraries by Jim HahnThe Best 100 Free Apps For Libraries by Jim Hahn

The Best 100 Free Apps For Libraries

EditorJim Hahn

Paperback | May 13, 2013

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Librarian Jim Hahn has carefully culled the over 500,000 available apps down to the 100 that are the absolute best for day-in, day-out library services. The guide covers apps for Apple and Android devices, including tablets. Each entry in this long-needed guide contains:. a basic summary of how each app operates,. at least one example of how that app can be used by a librarian,. one example of how it can help a library user access library services,. a section highlighting critical limitations and apps that may better serve a librarian's needs, and. the next possible iteration of the app.Entries are accompanied by a photo of the app in action, so this current guide is both descriptive and visual. Introductory and final chapters cover using apps in library settings and library services as well as what the future should bring in this area. This guide is intended as an introduction for those with little or no app experience and for those wanting to know more about app uses for information access.
Jim Hahn is the Orientation Services and Environments Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He's written over 25 reviews and eight book chapters.   His previous book is iPhone Application Development: Strategies for Efficient Mobile Design and Delivery.
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Title:The Best 100 Free Apps For LibrariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:May 13, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810885824

ISBN - 13:9780810885820

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As a keen iPad user, I was excited to learn more about what work-related apps I might be missing out on, so was keen to read this book . . . [Y]ou will . . . learn a great deal; but to get the most out of the book it is handy to have a smart phone or tablet to play around on as you read. . . .For me this book is more than just about apps, as it helps us learn a great deal about useful websites. Though this book is aimed at beginners, it is also useful for those who have a little more experience with using apps and smart phones or tablets. The fact that all apps are singularly listed makes it easy for someone to dip in and out of like a reference work rather than a book as a whole.